For admission to this program, applicants must demonstrate a performance level of at least a Conservatory Grade X standard in the orchestral instrument, as well as evidence of exceptional performing ability.
Six approved Grade 12U and/or M level courses including English (ENG4U) and recommendation of the Faculty on the basis of an audition and interview.
Students recommended for admission to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) programs take a Common First Year as described below.
Students not recommended for admission to the Common First Year of the Bachelor of Music (BMus) programs are automatically considered for admission to the first year of the BA (Music) program.
Piano proficiency at the Grade VI level is strongly recommended before entrance. See Music 0914 in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION section.
Common First Year
Music 0914(if required), Music 1639U, Music 1641U, Music 1649A/B, Music 1651A/B, Music 1710F/G, Music 1750F/G, Music 1920.
Ensemble: One, or more, of: Music 1901, Music 1902, Music 1903, Music 1904, Music 1905, Music 1906, Music 1910, Music 1911, Music 1912, Music 1913.
0.5 course from: Music 1629A/B, Music 1730A/B, Music 1802A/B.
0.5 from any Faculty.
0.5 course from a Faculty other than Music.
*Students who cannot demonstrate competence in theory rudiments, melody writing and elementary harmony will be required to acquire such competence, by taking Music 0601A or through independent study, prior to enroling in Music 1649A/B. Students who can demonstrate an advanced level of competence in harmony may be granted prerequisite standing for Music 1649A/B and may enroll in Music 1651A/B.
Completion of Common First Year with a weighted average of at least 70%, no mark less than 60% in Music courses, a passing grade in non-Music courses, and the recommendation of the department on the basis of a special audition.
Completion of all courses specified for Years I and II of the program (except Music 0914); a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in Music courses; no mark less than 60% in senior Music courses, a passing grade in each non-Music course; a mark of at least 70% in Music 2920 and permission of the Department on the basis of a special audition.
Music 2639U or the former Music 2635A/B, Music 2641U or the former Music 2636A/B, Music 2651A/B or the former Music 2649A/B, Music 2671F/G or the former Music 2650A/B, Music 2750F/G or the former Music 2710F/G, or the former Music 2711F/G, Music 2921.
Ensemble: One, or more, of Music 2901, Music 2902, Music 2903, Music 2904, Music 2905, Music 2906, Music 2910, Music 2911, Music 2912, Music 2913.
2.0 courses or equivalent, at least 1.0 of which must be from a Faculty other than Music.
Music 3921, Music 3930A/B/Y and 0.5 course from the Department of Music Performance Studies or the former Music 3926.
Ensemble: One, or more, of Music 3901, Music 3902, Music 3903, Music 3904, Music 3905, Music 3906, Music 3910, Music 3911, Music 3912, Music 3913.
0.5 music history or theory course in 20th-century music, normally selected from Music 3649A/B, Music 3650A/B, Music 3705A/B, Music 3706A/B, Music 3752A/B, Music 3754A/B, Music 3760A/B, or other courses which in a given year deal substantially with art music since 1900, from an historical or theoretic-analytical perspective, with department permission.
1.5 courses or equivalent from the Faculty of Music.
1.0 course or equivalent from any Faculty.
Music 4921, Music 4930A/B/Y and 0.5 course from the Department of Music Performance Studies or the former Music 4926.
Ensemble: One, or more, of Music 4901, Music 4902, Music 4903, Music 4904, Music 4905, Music 4906, Music 4910, Music 4911, Music 4912, Music 4913.
2.0 courses or equivalent from the Faculty of Music.
1.0 course or equivalent from any Faculty.
Music electives must include 1.0 course or equivalent from Music 2973A, Music 2974B, Music 3976A/B/Y and Music 4976A/B/Y, and must also include Music 2975Y and Music 3975Y, or suitable alternatives approved by the chair of the Department of Music Performance Studies.
Electives in third or fourth year must include 1.0 Music course from a department other than the Department of Music Performance Studies
If a student fails to meet admission requirements, permission to proceed in an Honours Music program may be granted by the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned; special conditions on future registration may be imposed.
The basic progression and graduation requirement is completion of the previous year's approved program of study, with a weighted average of at least 70% and no grade less than 60% in Music courses, and a passing grade in each non-Music course.
The continued registration of a student ineligible to progress to the subsequent year of an Honours program will be restricted to courses required to complete the general Bachelor of Music or the three-year BA (Music) degree.